Edible Glitter

Welcome to Week 4 of Summer Fun Camp 2013 – Weird Science!
This week, we’ll be learning how science can be fun, so let’s get started!

Every time us moms step foot in the kitchen to cook for our families, we are, in all reality, making a science project come to life.

Today I want to show you how to make something really simple and learn the science behind it.  We’re going to make Edible Glitter.

*A little note:  It is very hard to photograph glitter, so please keep that in mind.  I did my best!

All you need to make edible glitter is:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid food coloring
This will make one color.
It helps to use a small plastic container with a lid so you can shake the sugar and food coloring until thoroughly mixed.
Once you have your colors mixed, you need to bake it.  Preheat your oven to 350° and grab a cookie sheet.
In order to do more than one color at a time, use a piece of aluminum foil and spread each color of sugar out on it’s own foil.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes then allow to cool.
It’s a bit hard to see, but there are some sparkles in there!
I think it’s a little easier to see the the sparkles in the blue sugar.
Now that  you have all this pretty sparkly edible glitter, you need something yummy to decorate!
Sugar cookies are perfect for this.  Just use a bit of light corn syrup brushed onto each cookie to help the sugar stick to the cookie.
There you go!  A delicious science project that anyone can enjoy!
This week, we are happy to welcome back our sponsor, The Hair Bow Company who is graciously giving away a $30 craft pack to one lucky camper!
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